May 11, 2015

Q&A with Krita Project Lead Boudewijn Rempt

 Spring is in the air, taxes are done, and itâs time to focus on fun stuffâlike digital painting! Krita is attempting a second stab at success with another Kickstarter that started earlier last week. For 2015, Krita has Photoshop in their crosshairs with the anticipation of making Krita as fast or faster than Photoshop. I was able to speak to Kritaâs lead developer, Boudewijn Rempt, about the 2015 Kickstarter campaign and upcoming year...

How did you get involved with Krita?

Well, I was writing a novel⦠And I needed to draw a map, because it was a fantasy novel, so I tried to do that with Gimp. I was already a Linux user back then! I didnât really understand the way Gimp worked, so I started writing my own drawing application. That wasnât a big success either, since I was completely ignorant of how to do that! Then I looked around for existing projects to help out with, and Krita caught my attention. Mainly because it didnât do anything much, but seemed to have a thorough foundation. 

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